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Martial Arts

All Classes are ongoing! Join anytime. 

Hybrid, Iaido, Karate, Kendo, Kung Fu and Naginata - Scroll to see more information on each: 


 Hybrid Martial Arts:  Ages 6 to 65+

Held at:  Portland Avenue Community Center  (*Prices range from $9 to $43 per month) 

Begin:  Tues & Thurs @ 5:30-6:30pm  and  Advanced:  Tues & Thurs @ 6:45-7:45pm

Our hybrid martial arts classes take the best techniques of several martial arts to teach kids self defense, self discipline, and a love for fitness. Great for building confidence and helping children express themselves.


Iaido Swordsmanship:  Ages 10 to 65+

Held at:  Star Center  (*Prices range from $8 to $35 per month)    

Tuesdays @ 7:30 - 8:30

Iaido is a sword martial art that focuses on smooth controlled movements. Learn to draw a Japanese sword in a safe setting while fostering inner harmony. All equipment is provided. 


Kendo: Japanese Swordsmanship:  Ages 8 to 65+

Held at:  Star Center  (*Prices range from $8 to $35 per month)    

Beginning Mondays @ 6:30 - 7:30pm      and      Intermediate @ 7:30 - 8:30pm

Learn traditional Japanese swordsmanship and increase mental awareness. All equipment is provided.


Karate:  Ages 6 to 65+

Held at:  Peoples Community Center and the Center at Norpoint                         (*Prices range from $9 to $39 per month)    

Peoples: Tues & Thurs 6:00 - 7:30pm    and     Norpoint:  Mon & Wed 6:00 - 7:30pm

Learn Tiger Tao Karate. Build skills and practice exercies to improve mental and physical development. Karate will aid self-defense and build confidence. 


Kung Fu / Wing Chun:  Ages 7 to 65+

Held at:  Star Center  (*Prices range from $7 to $28 per month)    

Saturdays @ 9:30 - 10:30am

Wing Chun is a self-defense form of Kung Fu that uses striking, agility, grappling and balance. They dynamic movements allow the weak to overcome the strong. 


Naginata:  Ages 12 to 65+

Held at:  Jefferson Park Field House  (*Prices range from $8 to $52 per month)    

Wednesdays @ 6:30 - 8:30pm

A naginata is a Japanese sword on the end of a six-foot pool. This martial art teaches power and grace using sweeping motions. Great for building muscle and body control. 


*Ranges on prices are based on residency and financial subsidies available to Tacoma residents that qualify.